Gaidin Trainees must complete each of the following before being promoted to Gaidin:
- Design and complete a second MoT-approved Community Contribution Project.
- Complete and pass two (2) elective classes (one must be roleplay).
- Create and post a new, MoT-approved elective class.
- Complete and pass the Final Challenge Exam.
How the Gaidin Trainee raising system works:
To advance in rank within the White Tower, initiates must complete a series of steps. It is hoped that along the way initiates will both improve their roleplaying skills AND become integral parts of The Great Hall's general community. Differing from most other roleplays, more than just in-character activities are required for raising. Gaidin Trainees must earn the right to advance senior membership as Gaidin, both though classes of a unique format as well as through outside contribution to the community.
Currently, there are no time restrictions on how long a Gaidin Trainee must take to advance. However, the above listed requirements are a bare minimum for raising to Gaidin and among several things the Amyrlin will be assessing when approving requests for raising are member maturity and overall community participation and contribution while a Gaidin Trainee. This is especially important for those who are not heavy roleplayers and do not intend to pursue more roleplay than is required for advancement.
The two required elective classes may or may not be roleplay based on the Gaidin Trainee's preference. Each will be graded on a pass/fail basis. The GT Community Contribution Project is expected to be a larger undertaking than the novice project and may be a continuation of the previous contribution. Again it is entirely open to anything the Gaidin Trainee can brainstorm, so long as it meets the approval of the Master of Trainees. Highly suggested is still some sort of contribution to the WoTWiki, whether doing research and creating new pages or adding to already existing content. Gaidin Trainees may begin their CCP at any time after being raised from recruit. The Final Challenge Exam is an interactive examination designed to test knowledge of both the White Tower and The Great Hall. It is graded on a percentage scale, scores higher than 60% will pass. (Unlike its counterpart, the final testing of Accepted in the Wheel of Time books) Gaidin Trainees will be allowed to retake the exam once per week until they pass. The Final Challenge Exam will not be given until all other Gaidin Trainee requirements are complete.
For assistance or more information about the raising process and advancement expectations, contact the Master of Trainees.